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Sergey V. Mironov, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Stefan L. M., Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio) i Departament Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 643, Barcelona, 08028, Spain


The feather mite species, Zachvatkinia puffini (Buchholz, 1869) (Acariformes: Avenzoariidae), the type species of the genus Zachvatkinia Dubinin, 1949, is redescribed based on specimens collected from its type host, the Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Gmelin, 1789 (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae). Zachvatkinia robusta Mironov, 1991 syn. n. from P. aequinoctialis Linnaeus, 1758 is synonymized with Z. puffini.


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